Rickenbacker Model 4003S Bass - Matte Black
Our first matte black Ric bass, this sold in less than a week!
The Model 4003S bass is the updated version of the famous basses used by Paul McCartney and Chris Squire in the 1960s. The S model differs from the standard 4003 in that it does not have body or neck binding, triangle inlays or stereo output. The great Ric sound is still the same.
Rickenbacker was one of the first companies to feature true neck-through-body construction. The maple double-bound neck runs the length of the body. The rosewood fingerboard has dot inlay markers and a comfortable 1 11/16” nut width. The scale is 33 1/4".
The 1 1/4"-deep maple body is rounded on both the front and back edges (some players say it’s more comfortable than the bound-version 4003). The two high-gain, single-coil pickups are routed through a 3-way selector switch, 2 volume and 2 tone controls and standard mono output. It’s equally easy to get a thick, fundamental thump or wiry, aggressive high end—or a blend of both.
A little bit simpler (maybe that’s what the “S” stands for…), but still the same great Ric look, feel and sound.
- Body Type: Solid
- Body Wood: Maple
- Neck: Maple, thru-body
- Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ dot markers
- Frets: 20
- Scale: 33 1/4"
- Nut width: 1 11/16”
- Radius: 10”
- Body Binding: No
- Neck binding: No
- Tailpiece / Bridge: RIC Tailpiece and Bridge
- Pickups: 2 high-gain single coil
- Controls: 2 Volume / 2 Tone / 3-position selector
- Tuners: Schaller Deluxe
- Weight: 9 Lbs.
Body Type: Solid
Body Wood: Maple
Neck: Maple, thru-body
Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ triangle markers
Scale: 33 1/4"
Nut width: 1 11/16”
Body Binding: Yes
Neck binding: Yes
Tailpiece / Bridge: RIC Tailpiece and Bridge
Pickups: 2 high-gain single coil
Controls: 2 Volume / 2 Tone / 3-position selector
Tuners: Schaller Deluxe
Weight: 9 Lbs.